Thread: Virgil Donati
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Old 08-31-2005, 05:54 AM
JohnMunsey JohnMunsey is offline
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Default Re: Virgil Donati is the Buddy Rich of our time ("IMO"...I suppose)

Virgil is a phenomenal drummer - chops, speed, coordination, you name it.

But, if you're talking about who might resemble Buddy's playing today, I wouldn't say Virgil - I would say Art Verdi. If you saw his videos, he's one of the guys who looks like he's in fast foward motion - like Buddy looked. Intense hand/arm speed.

If you mean The Buddy of today as far as standing out and being far above drummers of today, it's possible. But I might add a few other drummers too. Good thread.
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